The Ways we celebrate fall

Its November first and the season we have been waiting for has finally arrived.  Fall is here, and the leaves are now starting to change color.  We have had much rain in south central Pennsylvania in the recent months of late summer and early fall.  The change of seasons has been slow coming, but as I look back over the past two months I realize we have been celebrating fall in several ways.

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In September the sisters met at the cabin and made crafty fall creations.

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“Hello Fall” is now decorating our houses even though the grass still needed to be mowed the days were warm and rainy and the leaves were green and remained on the trees.

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In October we made apple butter in the huge copper kettle with family members and friends of all ages participating.  It was a warm, sunny, lovely day, enjoyed by about 80 people who shared the 88 quarts of the warm fresh sauce that will be eaten on toast, biscuits or warm baked bread all winter long.

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But today it looks like fall!  The maple tree has shed some of its leaves and the others are turning the colors of fall.

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The ones on the ground show even more color.  I really like the shades of purple in this display of nature’s art.

With November upon us we are planning for and waiting for the day we celebrate Thanksgiving.  And in my recent travels I happened to spy this guy, which set my plans in motion.

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Happy Fall everyone, it may be short, the winter celebrations are nudging us.

 

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